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2016 Copyright Year in Review
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 14 2017

Below are our selections of the most interesting developments in Canadian Copyright Law in 2016 from documentaries, toys, building plans, surveys


Judicial Review of the Copyright Board's Decision Granted in Part
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 8 2017

The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, operating as Access Copyright, sought judicial review of a decision of the Copyright Board, certifying the


A practical guide to software license agreements: source code escrow arrangements
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 28 2013

Software license agreements often include a source code escrow arrangement that allows the customer to access and use source code for the licensed


Software licenses and indemnities: what obligations are you taking on?
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • June 5 2013

License agreements often contain indemnities. An indemnity is a contractual obligation to step in and reimburse some financial obligation such as a


A practical guide to software license agreements: term and termination
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 17 2012

Software licenses and associated services are usually time-limited and subject to early termination


Deal or no deal: copyright protection in television formats
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • May 25 2011

The licensing of television formats is a huge business, generating billions of dollars worldwide


Copyright year in review 2016
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 17 2017

In 2006, the Copyright Board certified Tariff 24 (Ringtones) for the period 2003-2005. A judicial review of this decision by the potential payors


Review of the Copyright Act in 2017
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • December 16 2016

The Copyright Act is required to be reviewed by the federal government every five years. The next review will be held in 2017. It is impossible to


Reining in the Cable Killers: Federal Court Orders Crackdown on TV Set-top Boxes with Copyright-infringing Applications
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 30 2016

On June 1, 2016, the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction against retailers of television set-top boxes with pre-loaded applications


Social Media and Copyright: Can I Post that Photo?
  • Sotos LLP
  • Canada
  • November 21 2016

It has become commonplace to witness photos spread across the Internet like wildfire - to "go viral" and "break the Internet" are phrases with